My friend Katie recently got engaged and we were asked to help her design an entire suite of invitations and day-of paper goods. As a designer it can be very fulfilling to work with someone who understands and already appreciates your design aesthetic - my job is made a little easier and I can dedicate some extra time putting in key details, since I already know a bit about the client.
Katie and I met a few weeks ago to discuss some invitations ideas. Looking to bring in her wedding colors - orange and mulberry to a traditional engraved invitation, we talked about creating a design that may feature custom family crest, a lovely reminder of her and her fiancés' Irish Heritage.
images from L to R: Crest with silhouettes / 2-unicorn engraved crest / Lisa Hoffman (of Ceci NY's) own wedding invitations / Martha Stewart Weddings / Rebecca and Matthew by East Six / Pink Program with Orange ribbon and gold peacocks on orange by East Six / ornate crest by iStockPhoto / Brue suite / flowers with calligraphed table cards / Kyoto by Studio on Fire / Regas NYBe sure to check back in another few weeks to see how this board translates into the actual design.